OCCII Recommends

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Previously published in
KNiK #3, here are some recommendations on records, music blogs and touring bands. 


Frank Schouten – OCCII Bar, Losse Flodders, Sounds Of The Underground Festival (sotufestival.com)

lossefloddersDagora – Medicine Man, tape on Toztizok, 
Free music, Story Telling, Psychodelic

Shetahr – a sausage has 2, home recording, Bandcamp / Cassette
 Shetahr is a three headed trash pop band from Brussels. They are primitive, demented and existential. Driven by animalistic drums, edgy guitare and a howling voice they’ll bite your face off. Expect a stripped down set-up and a raw performance.

Nuslux – XL Suns, Ikuisuus, LP on Lal Lal Lal Records 
Experimental Electronic, Synth-Pop, Misc Scandinavia

R.O.M., Biomass – Lampuga, tape on Zoff82 
Experimental Electronic, Drone, Electro-Acoustic, Misc Italy

Mdou Moctar – Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai, LP on Sahel Sounds 
Tuareg rock

Joseph Zohlo – Garganta Del Diablo Lp and Digital on D.M.T. Records
Claustrophobia, Dark Minimal Techno


Seb Bassleer – Rebel Up! Soundclash (rebelup.org)

Rizan Said – King Of The Keyboard (Annahiya label)
wild Syrian Kurdish keyboard dabke from the composer wizard behind Omar Souleyman

Chalo Correia – Kudihohola EP (Celeste/Mariposa Discos)
swinging hot Angolan semba from Lisboa

A.J. Holmes & The Hackney Empire – Soft Power (Singing Dune Recs)
Britpop meets Congolese soukous, Ghanaian highlife and Brazilian maracatu

Mutamassik – Symbols Follow (Discrepant)
experimental Egyptian riddims with sharp samples and strong beats

Nidia Minaj – Danger (Principe Discos)
Female ghetto batida beats from Angola via Bordeaux/Lisboa

Super Talent Show – Danbe (Sahel Sounds)
African gabber hardcore hiphop beats from Mali to make you go wooooo!

Los Piranas – La Diversion Que Hacia Falta En Mi Pais (self released)
insane tropical cumbiapunk on speed from members of Meridiand Brothers & Frente Cumbiero

Guess What – Al Khawarizm LP (Catapulte Recs) 
psychedelic Arabic tunes for high nights by French and British duo


Arnold de Boer – The Ex / Zea, MKM!, In O.K. Out K.O (makkumrecords.nl

Rattle – fantastic duo from Nottingham, 2 women on drums and vocals.

Massicot – ?Morse? This LP
 was released on Red Wig Great band from Geneve. Look:

Massicot will play OCCII on January 14th 2016.

Near Eastern Music in NYC vol.3 
– Balkan music in NYC, a hundred years ago. Canary Records is unstoppable.


tideoftheend1Kevin Svartvit – Tide Øf the End (thetideoftheend.com):

Varg – Ursviken (12″, Northern Electronics)
Ice cold ambient techno to sit down to.

Loke Rahbek & Puce Mary – The Female Form (12″, Posh Isolation)
High pitched and very refined studies in tolerance, un-easy listening.

Oil Thief – Obsolescence & Monality (CS, Chondritic Sound)
Powerful blend of both classic and contemporary industrial music.


Bence Meijer – Haperende Mens, Archaic Inventions (archaicinventions.blogspot.nl) 
recommends three music blogs:

Tape Attack – highlights the entire German cassette culture from the late seventies to eighties. Punk, Wave, Impro, Noise, Industrial etc.

The Thing on The Doorstep has been around since 2006 and focuses on obscure experimental, wave, industrial, synth, post-punk and home-taping releases.

Inconstant Sol – has an emphasis on the free/improv/experimental side of jazz, but with excursions into contemporary and classical music, from Europe and beyond.


Sietse van Erve, Moving Furniture Records (movingfurniturerecords.com)

Jason Kahn, Patrick Farmer, Sarah Hughes & Lash, Dominic – Untitled For Four (Cathnor, 2x CD-R)
Two ultra minimal pieces of an hour, an intense listening trip of overtones and high pitches sounds.

Luigi Archetti – Null I – VII (Die Schachtel, 7x CD boxset)
A crazy amount of experimental pieces ranging from pure drone music to sound art to noise

Christina Galarreta & Janneke van der Putten – Invisible Architecture II (Barreuh, Cassette)
Vocal drones with loads of natural overtones recorded in a castle tower.

Zeno van den Broek – Divergence (Moving Furniture Records, LP)
Mind blowing pulsing bass and phycisally manipulated tape recordings of sine waves and white noise, researching spatiality in sound.

Áine O’Dwyer – Music For Church Cleaners Vol. I And II (MIE Records, 2xLP)
Lovely church organ recordings with in the background sounds from all the things happening in the church.


Sjoerd Stolk – MKM!/In O.K. Out K.O./OCCII On Tour/etc. (occii.org):

Alvarius B. ‎– Chin Spirits (Unrock Saraswati Series, 10″ EP & 7″ Single)

Broetzmann, Adasiewicz, Edwards, Noble ‎– Mental Shake (Otoroku, LP)

John & Alice Coltrane – Cosmic Music (no label, LP)

Ivo Malec ‎– Triola Ou Symphonie Pour Moi-Même (Recollection GRM/Editions Mego, LP, Reissue)

Idrissa Soumaoro, L´Eclipse De L´I.J.A. ‎– Le Tioko-Tioko (Mississippi Records/Singasongfighter, LP)

Kostis – The Jail’s Fine School (Mississippi Records, LP)

Akira Sakata & Jim O’Rourke with Chikamorachi (Chris Corsano/Darin Gray) & Merzbow – Flying Basket (Family Vineyard, 2xLP)

Alif – Aynama-Rtama (Nawa Recordings, LP)

Black Decades – Debut LP (KissTheGoat/Toztizok, LP)

Mats Gustafsson, Massimo Pupillo, Brian Chippendale – (Trost, LP)
The Titfield Thunderbolt ‎– Self Titled (Steady Sounds, 2×7″)
Ajax ‎– Self Titled (Katorga Works, 7″)

Corrupted ‎– Loss (Crust War, 7″)

Psywarfare – Throw Away the Ocean (COF/Swarm of Nails/The Tide of the End, 7″)